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NBA star will share tales from the court with students

Chris Bosh, one of the “Big Three” and two-time champion with the Miami Heat, will be on campus Thursday as the Spring 2023 guest of the “What Matters to U” Student Government speaker series.
Chris Bosh

What Matters to U will be bringing the heat to the Coral Gables Campus later this week. 

Former NBA star Chris Bosh will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 in the Donna E. Shalala Student Center Ballrooms as the final guest of the Student Government speaker series this semester. Currently enrolled University of Miami students can claim their ticket to attend.  

After being named the ACC Rookie of the Year while attending Georgia Tech, Bosh was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2003, knowing he would miss out on the “college experience,” he has said. 

During his time on the Raptors, he was named an NBA All-Star five times. In 2010 he decided to move to the “Heat Nation,” where he would become a part of the famous “Heatles,” also known as the “Big Three” along with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. He assisted the Miami Heat in winning NBA Championship in 2012 and 2013. 

Bosh’s career came to an end in 2016 because of a medical condition. But by the end of his career, he was an 11-time NBA All-Star. Bosh regularly speaks with students in the Miami community through the foundation he founded in 2004, the Chris Bosh Foundation, which is now known as “Team Tomorrow.” 

Bosh is currently focusing on his passions of travel, music, philanthropy, and fatherhood as he bounces from Austin, Texas, his home state, and Miami.

For more information on the What Matters to U event, visit the Student Government website.